Daily Briefs (April 14): This Is The Police 2 / BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle / Shovel Knight
Today’s Daily Briefs: gameplay trailer for This Is The Police 2, but also…
- BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
- Shovel Knight
- Tennis World Tour
- Mercenaries Saga Chronicles
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
- Closed Nightmare
- Disgaea Refine
- Etrian Odyssey X
- Yoku’s Island Express
- The Snack World: Trejarers Gold
- My Hero One’s Justice
- Football Manager Touch 2018
This Is The Police 2
Yesterday, THQ Nordic shared a gameplay trailer for This Is The Police 2, alongside some additional details about the game:
Back in the big city, Police Chief Jack Boyd, the protagonist of This Is the Police, was too deeply mired in bureaucracy to pay much attention to field tactics. But in Sharpwood, a cold frontier town where a young woman named Lilly Reed has recently become sheriff, you’ll need to take a new approach: you’ll have to take your cops under direct control during particularly difficult and dangerous missions.
In such situations, the game will switch to a new turn-based combat mode system. Gather a team of your finest police officers (or use your drunk and stupid bums – you don’t always have the luxury of being choosy!). Take up advantageous positions and don’t forget: the police are supposed to arrest suspects, not kill them. You’ll have to carefully study the terrain, constantly adapt your plans, stealthily approach your suspects and use non-lethal weapons and equipment. Unless, of course, you bartered them for a dozen cans of tuna. Sometimes gunfights are almost impossible to avoid, but be careful: This Is the Police 2 doesn’t have hit points. A single bullet can cost a cop their life.
This Is The Police 2 (Switch) comes out later this year in Europe and North America.
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
Earlier this week, Arc System Works announced that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is also getting a Collector’s Edition in North America. It’s pretty much the same one as in Japan, minus the Season Pass. It costs $99.99, and will be available for purchase from the official Arc System Works Gear store from May 4th.
The Collector’s Edition includes the following:
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle game
- Full color, 52 page art book
- 15 song soundtrack
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle steel game case
- 4 acrylic figures featuring BlazBlue’s Ragna, Persona’s Yu, Under Night In-Birth’s Hyde, and RWBY’s Ruby.
- Collector’s Edition Box
Also, the pre-order bonus has been revealed: players who get the game from Amazon, BestBuy or GameStop will get a mini-soundtrack (featuring 7 tracks).
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle (Switch) comes out on May 31st in Japan, June 5th in North America, and this Summer in Europe.
Source: Arc System Works PR
Earlier this week, Yacht Club Games announced that Shovel Knight has sold over 2 million units worldwide (as of the end of February). Nintendo platforms (Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch) account for over 50% of total sales, with the Nintendo Switch already being the 3rd best-selling platform for it with over 370 000 units sold.
You can find the full sales breakdown, and a lot more details about sales, on the official Yacht Club Games website!
Tennis World Tour
Earlier this week, Bigben Interactive opened the official website for Tennis World Tour. Looking for more details about the game? Then click here to check it out for yourself!
Tennis World Tour (Switch) comes out on May 22nd in Europe and North America, and later this year in Japan.
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles
Earlier this week, PM Studios and acttil announced that Mercenaries Saga Chronicles would get a physical release this Summer, in North America. Here’s a trailer:
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles (Switch) comes out at retail this Summer in North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Earlier this week, NIS America shared some alternate covers for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on Nintendo Switch, that you can download from the official website!
Here’s what they look like:
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch) comes out on June 26th in North America, June 28th in Japan, and June 29th in Europe.
Here’s a teaser trailer for Closed Nightmare, a horror game from Nippon Ichi Software:
Closed Nightmare (Switch) comes out on July 19th in Japan.
Earlier this week, Nippon Ichi Software announced Disgaea Refine, a remake of the very first Disgaea. It will be released on July 26th in Japan, where it will also get a Limited Edition sold 9 200 Yen.
The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Etrian Odyssey X
Earlier this week, Famitsu announced that Etrian Odyssey X would get a Famitsu DX Pack, including the following:
- a copy of the game
- a B3 tepestry, featuring an artwork by Yuji Himukai
- an Adventurer Guild Ceritificate Postcard Book
- a pouch (canvas, featuring Paladin artwork)
- a mat
Etrian Odyssey X (3DS) comes out on August 2nd in Japan.
Yoku’s Island Express
Here’s another piece of concept-art for Yoku’s Island Express:
And here’s the latest video clip:
Yoku's noise maker isn't just to party hard, it can wake up the residents of Mokumana Island and break through fruit-filled crystals too!
— Yoku's Island Express (@YokuGame) April 12, 2018
Yoku’s Island Express (Switch) comes out later this year in Europe and North America.
Source: Villa Gorilla (Twitter)
The Snack World: Trejarers Gold
Here’s the latest trailer for The Snack World: Trejarers Gold:
My Hero One’s Justice
Here’s the English trailer for My Hero One’s Justice (the official English title of My Hero Academia: One’s Justice):
My Hero One’s Justice (Switch) comes out this year worldwide.
Football Manager Touch 2018
Here’s the latest episode of the FM Show, which just happens to be about Football Manager Touch 2018, released yesterday in Europe: